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Hate speech is the root of many forms of violence that are being perpetrated and has become one of the biggest challenges to the rule of law and societal harmony. Examine. (250 words)

Topic: communalism, regionalism & secularism.

2. Hate speech is the root of many forms of violence that are being perpetrated and has become one of the biggest challenges to the rule of law and societal harmony. Examine. (250 words)

 

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

 

 

Why the question: Hate speech must be unambiguously condemned and the law must take its course, although not merely because it can lead to events of violence in the future.

Key Demand of the question: To write about the consequences of hate speech and ways to address it.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining hate speech.

Body:

First, write about the impact of hate speech on society,

Next, write in detail about various legal and constitutional measures that have been provided for curbing hate speech. Write about how far they have been successful or unsuccessful in achieving the desired results.

Finally, write about what can be done in future by government, civil society etc so as to reduce instances of hate speech.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.